Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Burlington Bar soft opening for back room venue!

Thursday Sept 29 9pm Rabid Rabbit and Mystreater

Live music comes to the  Burlington ( from Chicago Reader )

It's impossible to take five steps in Logan Square without running into someone in a band, but there aren't a lot of legal venues that host live music on the regular. The Burlington (3425 W. Fullerton)—where, full disclosure, I DJ occasionally—has only been using about half of its first-floor space since it opened four years ago, and it will give the neighborhood one more stage when it unveils a live room next month. "Basically the bar wanted to be able to have the capabilities of having more live shows and private parties and dance parties," says Greg Dandino, who co-owns the Burlington with his brother Chris. "So we sort of tweaked what we already had." The biggest tweak is the installation of a PA system designed by local audio engineer Tony Lazzara, who plays guitar in Bloodiest. Dandino stresses that the Burlington will be far from another Bottle, though—the room and the bookings are much more modest. Shows are tentatively scheduled to start the first weekend in October, and will include avant-garde metal outfit Rabid Rabbit, scruffy indie rockers Darling, and maybe a country hoedown.—MR 

plus some fabulous pictures from chris roo